Acquisitions Editor

Minneapolis, MN, US; Indianapolis, IN, US
Competitive Salary
Sep 04, 2020
Oct 29, 2020
Organization Type
Acquisitions Editor -Indianapolis, IN

We are in one of the most dynamic periods in our history as technology, globalism, and economic diversity create far-reaching changes in the world. The demand for knowledge and learning has never been greater, and Wiley is at the forefront of meeting that need. As a learning business, we make meaningful contributions to research discovery and lifelong learning by helping organizations achieve their goals and people achieve success from education through their career. We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers.

The Acquisitions Editor for Wiley's For Dummies product team is part business manager, part project manager, and part market researcher. The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for delivering a strong publishing list by sourcing, signing, and managing delivery of products ranging from books to all varieties of digital content and learning tools. The Acquisitions Editor identifies and qualifies product opportunities, and then sources expert authors to create best-of-class content in the globally renowned For Dummies series. Editor's tasks include, but aren't limited to, securing approval for new projects, managing product data in company systems, supporting content development and design teams, collaborating with internal and external global customers, sourcing SME authors, negotiating contracts with authors and other content providers, and managing a world-class publishing list based on assigned topic areas. Reviewing, developing, and improving manuscripts and other content is required, but not the main job.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have:
  • Keen ability to synthesize data from multiple sources to inform publishing decisions
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a wide range of tasks and resources across multiple projects to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfort in working collaboratively using digital communication tools as well as independently to find solutions to emerging challenges
  • Effective, professional written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel with ability to learn proprietary data management systems and Office 365 collaboration tools
  • A strategic, results-oriented focus to drive the business forward
  • Focus on maintaining a strong client/customer relationship
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours on occasion as well as travel 2-3 times per year

People have always been valued at Wiley. We work collaboratively, enjoy what we do and have opportunities to develop throughout our careers. And the rewards are impressive. Which means you can look forward to a robust health and wellness package, competitive salary and incentive program, generous paid time off, staff discounts, an employee assistance program, and a generous 401k which offers a company match and company funded contributions.

Wiley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We evaluate qualified applicants and treat all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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